LEAGUE heavyweight Brock-Burrum was forced to dig deep to overcome a spirited challenge from Henty at Brocklesby on Saturday.
Little separated the two sides for most of the contest and the Swampies looked to have the home side on the ropes during the third-quarter after both Nico Sedgwick and Jarod Koschitzke received yellow cards.
Sedgwick, who spent the first half of the match forward, moved to the midfield and was sent off by the umpire after being pinged for a jumper punch.
The visitors took full advantage of having two extra men to boot the final three goals of the term and charge to the huddle with a handy 12-point buffer at the last change.
Sedgwick and Koschitzke returned for the final quarter and the first goal was always going to be crucial to the outcome.
Unheralded forward Keith Tallent bobbed up with two early goals to get the Saints within two points.
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The Swampies got the quick reply to stretch their lead back out to eight points but it was the Saints that finished with a flurry.
Cupido took a strong contested mark and converted before Willson Mack enjoyed a purple patch and booted two goals in less than a minute to stretch the Saints lead to 18-points.
Two further goals to Cupido and Kade Garland ensured the Saints clinched a 14.16 (100) to 10.9 (69) victory.
It was the Saints' fifth consecutive win who are building momentum in the countdown to finals.
Premiership coach Kade Stevens, who coached from the sidelines, was proud of how his charges rallied when the match was up for grabs in the final term.
"Henty certainly came to play today," Stevens said.
"We were taking tackling stats, which is an area we pride ourselves on, and Henty led 6-0 early on.
"Their pressure in and around the stoppages was a lot better than ours.
"They set the standard and we had to try and match them to stay in the contest.
"But to our credit, we were able to find another gear in that last quarter."
Stevens paid tribute to youngsters Tallent and Mack alongside Sedgwick and Cupido who stood tall in the final term.
"To get two blokes sent off was costly," he said.
"But 'Sedgie' is a proud player and made up for his indiscretion with some important pressure acts and touches in that last-quarter.
"Keith is still a pup and is so raw but there is so much to like about him.
"Willson was also instrumental with two quick goals and 'Cupes' also bobbed up with two goals when we needed him to."
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